Editorials

Editorials

We need better scrutiny of border guards

Sisters in Fresno say they were sexually assaulted by a Customs and Border Protection officer. With the Trump administration vowing to hire thousands more ICE and Border Patrol agents, possibly lowering hiring standards, such stories have suddenly taken on a new level of urgency.

Editorials

Schiff rises, Nunes falters in Russia probe

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has shown himself to be a calm and smart voice at the eye of a political hurricane. Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the committee, has proven to be, first and foremost, an apologist and surrogate for President Donald Trump.

Editorials

Far more to know about ties to Russia

House Republicans may be doing their best, but questioning of intelligence officials shows they’re less interested in the truth about Trump and Russian meddling in the election than in tracking down leaks and shooting the messenger.

Editorials

Outlawing protest is simply un-American

Convinced that “paid, professional” protesters are behind demonstrations against President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers in several states are pushing bills that chip away at the First Amendment. Protesters would be subject to additional crimes for blocking highways and heckling elected officials.

Editorials

Giving to the rich, taking from the poor

The expected House GOP repeal bill would eliminate two tax hikes on the rich and give them a huge windfall. At the same time, millions of Americans – including 1.4 million Californians – would lose tax credits on health insurance premiums they now get under the Affordable Care Act.

Videos

Dos Palos' Teya Vincent on big win over Coalinga

Teya Vincent was 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, two runs and two RBI in a big 6-4 West Sierra League victory over Coalinga on Friday. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
Dos Palos' Teya Vincent on big win over Coalinga 1:58

Dos Palos' Teya Vincent on big win over Coalinga

Buhach Colony's Gwynne McBride 1:00

Buhach Colony's Gwynne McBride

Spring Trout Derby at Barrett Cove 1:58

Spring Trout Derby at Barrett Cove

Merced man shot and killed on San Mateo Court in Merced 1:43

Merced man shot and killed on San Mateo Court in Merced